Postcard gives peek into town’s history

Thanks to James Crocker, I am now the proud owner of an early day post card, which contains a picture of the construction gang at work on the new jail here in town. The post card was sent from here on June 22, 1910, to Mrs. L.E. Davenport in Crowell, Texas. In the event any […]

Commission discusses credit cards, demolition

Russell Anglin Besides a lengthy discussion of city rules pertaining to the decoration and maintenance of Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery Park, Tucumcari city commissioners addressed multiple issues at their city hall meeting Thursday. In his report to the commission, city finance director Dennis Dysart said credit card payments cost the city $12,000 yearly in processing fees. […]

Border security tightens

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Those quick trips across the border to Mexico and Canada will soon come with new requirements for travelers. As of Thursday, all travelers 19 and older crossing U.S. borders by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean must show a government-issued I.D. card, such as a […]

Double check your voter registration ID card

By QCS Staff New voter registration identification cards, generated by the New Mexico Secretary of State, have been and are being received by Quay Count residents, said Ellen White, clerk of the court. “It’s important to check and see if the information is correct,” she said. “If the information is incorrect, please bring your card […]

Every Mother’s Day gift is a good one

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist It’s that time of year to thank one of the most important people in the world — mommy dearest. After all, if not for her, we wouldn’t be here in the first place. This fact, sadly, is frequently twisted and used against her by the angry teen who screams about […]

When in doubt, just call me Jerry

By Kevin Wilson My birthday is a little less than two months away. I’m just letting you know now, because I’ve never been an easy person to shop for. If you don’t believe me, I invite you to come along to my family Christmas vacations, which I’ll admit I haven’t always got to do on […]

Police chief says identity theft on the rise

By QCS staff Identity theft is not some obscure crime merely joked about in humorous bank ads, but a serious crime that’s on the rise — right here in Tucumcari, according to Police Chief Larry Ham, offering some tips to protect yourself: • Guard your Social Security number. • Monitor your credit report. • Shred […]

School phones disrupted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools suffered loss of phone service on Monday afternoon and as of press time Friday, callers were still unable to call into the elementary school, middle school and administration building. However, phones at those buildings were finally enabled to dial out as of Friday afternoon. Tucumcari High School’s […]

Woman maintains treasure of post cards

William Thompson FORREST – Judy Rush may have one of the more unique collections of post cards in New Mexico. Many of her post cards date from the early 1900’s and were sent to and from locations in what is now Quay County. Rush said she and her sister, Diana Rush, found two large vintage […]

Turn of card decides election

TV Hagenah “When I saw that I turned over a nine I thought that I had lost,” said Christopher Maestas who was drawing cards against incumbent Jimmy Sandoval to see who would become Tucumcari’s newest city commissioner. “Then I saw that he had turned over a two.” The entire experience of choosing a city commissioner […]